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. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on but to talk about what it means to you. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow and we'll read a lot of your comments on the air. you can follow us on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. you can give us a call at 1-866-55-press and you can join the chat room yourself and talk to other listeners and viewers to the program this morning across the nation. go to current.com. follow the click to the chat room and you are in. you're look good this morning. good to have you on board with te
it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> we look back republican senator rand paul from the state of kentucky. senator paul, welcome, as always. i w
in michigan. >> it's about power. >> i view this as an opportunity to stand up for michigan's workers, to be pro-worker. >> this is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. >> unions are not about jobs. unions are not about wages. >> we are going to have a civil war in this state. [loud commotion]. >> and the fact of the matter is, the heritage study shows a quarter of the union members would stop paying dues if they could. >> it's not about jobs. it isn't about wages. it is want about benefits. those are the things that get all the attention. what is at stake is the democrat party having its money laundering operation blown to smithereens. >> it means less money, less power. >> we are going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations. and there will be blood. there will be repercussions. >> get the [bleep] out of my face! >> you hurt a lady. >> hurt nobody. get out of my face! >> back the [bleep] up. >> they need this power, right? they need it for their political influence to demand more concessions from employers. >> it is a road block,
what happened in michigan. kaboom. >> brian: first we called him an owner and then a governor and then mr. president . soon someone might be able to call him grandpa. "fox and friends" will have that story. it starts now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. we'll start with a folks news alert. breaking newings. witnesses say he stormed in a portland, oregon mall shouting i am the shooter. terrified shoppers tried to run for safety. the man wearing body armor and came flauge killed two people and seriously injured a third before taking his own life. many escaped and others hunkered down. the mall remains closed today and police have yet to release the name of the shooter although they know who he s. >> steve: shawn [-fls] shopping in the mall when they heard the gunshots and they join us live from portland. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> steve: shawn you and your girlfriend and ryan had just sat down in the food court and made a purchase at panda express and opened a fortune cookie that said what? >> i opened my fortune cookie
the tools in wisconsin, indiana and michigan. because we this -- they have to learn that these republicans aren't going to do -- >> stephanie: thank you, liz. i enjoyed your work as charlie brown's teacher. i don't know what was wrong with that call. was it me? [ applause ] >> she was using her "sports illustrated" sneaker phone. or football phone. whatever. >> stephanie: something about republicans in michigan. wa wa. she had some good points. >> speak directly into the clown's mouth. >> stephanie: right, okay. would you like fries? >> i want fries! >> stephanie: senator tom harkin, democrat of iowa yesterday. >> all of you negotiators who are now negotiating on this so-called fiscal cliff and stuff. keep your hands off medicare and keep your hands off medicaid. >> stephanie: that's what i was just saying in the article on the hill. it warms the cockles of my liberal heart. >> you almost said cobbles. >> stephanie: i wonder if he says -- >> roger hedge corn. >> stephanie: senator jay roc
? >>> and huge protests didn't stop michigan's governor from signing the right to work law. what's this tell us about the future of labor? >>> but we begin with the latest on the fiscal cliff. republicans made another counteroffer but it's reportedly not much different from their first offer. though we don't have specifics, we do know the president and john boehner talked on the phone last night and that call, according to a republican familiar with it, was tense and lasted just 15 minutes. i want to bring in real clear politics reporter aaron mcpike and david hawkings, editor of the cq roll call daily briefing. good morning. so president obama sat down with barbara walters last night. here's what he said. >> most important thing we can do is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up on january 1st and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> so he's confident. is it almost a foregone conclusion, do you think, david, that this is going to be the first piece of the puzzle that falls into place?
but not everybody is happy. that is not wisconsin. it is the state of michigan taking on the organized unions. we'll tell you what just happened to the michigan workers. it changes everything. >> brian: really. big government goes to dogs like forcing flood lights in the yard . it is it happening on friday. "fox and friends" starts just about now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. tgif. hopefully you will have a great friday as we move in the weekend. get christmas shopping done and put up the lights and your tree. >> brian: last week of the summer concert series. is it over. >> gretchen: break out your snow mobiles. i got ear must haves for you. steve, i have gloves. >> steve: they would match your outfit. >> gretchen: i know. >> steve: you just want to share. it is the season for sharing. >> gretchen: i am a wimp with the gold. i don't like it even though i grew up in minnesota. >> steve: it is winter and it was not cold we would be in trouble. >> brian: we have bad news. >> gretchen: we have a fox news alert. while you were sleeping a magnitude earthquake hit jap
. smith, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6620 currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. smith: and mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, h.r. 6620, the former presidents protection act of 2012, amends federal law to uniformerly provide lifetime secret service protection to all of america's former presidents. i want to thank the gentleman from south carolina, mr. gowdy, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, for sponsoring this commonsense bipartisan legislation. america has a responsibility to protect its presidents and its families and not simply while they serve in office. we also have a duty to ensure the ongoing safety of those who serve in america's highest elected office after t
in michigan could not stop lawmakers from passing bills that hurt union power. this could have a major impact on unions nationwide. the feds accuse a big bank of doing business with iran, cuba and libya and mexican drug cartels to the tune of billions and billions of dollars. who did they arrest? nobody in who are they trying to arrest? nobody. there is a fine. we will get to that. put down the cough syrup. pick up chocolate candy. researchers say chocolate could be more effective treatment in treating the common cough. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" today. first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a major blow to labor unions wait for the michigan governor's signature. today, state lawmakers pass add measure that weakens labor unions while crowds of protesters rallied need and outside the statehouse. the demonstration is getting ugly. get the [blank] camera. >>shepard: the demonstrators are fighting the republican legislature and republican governor who says he will sign the so-called right-to-work bill into law. it would make it illegal to force
: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6621 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, the lay lee-smith american invents america, or aia, was signed into law on december 16, 2011. it was the first major patent reform bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the
that process. >> quick question on the michigan right to debate. there's one democrat who said today that if this right to work initiative is signed into law, quote, there will be blood. since the president weighed in yesterday and obviously made his feelings known, and has talked about changing the tone here in washington and around the country, do you -- does the white house feel any obligation to tell fellow democrats to debate this issue but debate it in a peaceful and -- >> the president believes in, you know, debate that's civil. i haven't seen those comments and i'm not sure that they mean what some would interrupt them to be -- interpret them to be, i just haven't seen them. the president has always opposed so-called right to work laws. as he said, those laws are generally political and not economic. they're more about the right to earn less pay than they are, you know, helpful to our economy. . he presented his views on that issue. ? when we were asking about the chicago teacher's strike before the election, you said it was a local issue and the president has, quote, n
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. >> the problem is, in michigan we just had a referendum on a pretty strong emergency manager law we had in place. we go back to the old one now. and it's weaker. and the one thing that it won't be able to do is renegotiate those government worker contracts. which is what we need. >> then maybe governor snyder's got to be tougher. maybe he's got to come in with executive powers, doc. i don't know the state constitution. just saying it's very clear first of all detroit may be the largest bankruptcy in the country that. may be right on its way. second of all they are not going to be bailed out. obama is spending enough money and raising enough tax hikes, anyw anyway. and third, they can't govern themselves. this is not a new problem. this didn't just happen last week. this has been going on for years. >> larry, 60 years it's been one-party rule. along with that comes one attitude. one ideal system. and it certainly hasn't worked. i have a couple of suggestions, though. we can pass the hat if you're willing to throw in a couple of dollars. we don't have a hat to pass because we're so poor. if you're
to work at the state level. we saw last week the state of michigan adopted a new law that gave workers the freedom not to join a union. now, they didn't do that because it was politically expedient or that they thought it was a good idea, because it actually is probably going to get a lot of the politicians in hot water in michigan. but what they did is looked at 23 other states who had adopted the same idea and saw that they were attracting businesses and creating jobs, and these states without raising taxes had more revenue to build schools and roads and hospitals. it was just an idea that worked. it's not a political idea to give people the freedom not to join a union, it's an american idea and it's an idea that works. we can look around the country today and again, we make these things political and give them labels that are good or bad, depending on, i guess, which party you're in. but we know a number of states have been real innovative and creative with what they're doing in education. we see what they've done in florida to create more choices. in louisiana particularly. forced
that we get our economy in full gear. wand that i yield to mr. levin. >> the gentleman from michigan. >> i did not know i would follow the distinguished majority leader. i just want to say i mostly want to talk about plan c but for him or anybody else to come on the floor and say the president hasn't proposed spending cuts, it isn't true and it undercuts the necessary level of trust to find common ground. that kind of a statement should not be made. i said in the rules committee for three hours, participated for two last night. there was no reference to plan c. and it came up just a few minutes secretly before midnight. the purpose of plan c is to try to get votes for plan b twn republican conference. and what it does is to undermine the affordable care act by eliminating the protections and it would result in the loss of health insurance coverage for 420,000 people. it would repeal the block grant, is social services block grant, services for millions of americans and it wasn't machine years ago when chairman camp wrote ssg has been a key source of funding -- of flexible funding for criti
on the table. the -- for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for the purpose of making an announcement. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. the house will come to order. the house will come to order. the house will come to order. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in light of the anticipated house consideration of senate bill 3454, the intelligence authorization act for f.y. 2013, to tomorrow -- tomorrow, i wish to announce that the classified schedule of authorizations and the classified annex accompanying senate bill 3454 will be available for review by members at the offices of the permanent select committee on intelligence in room h.b.c. 304 of the capitol visitor's center beginning tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. i recommend that all members wishing to review the classified annex contact the committee's director of security to arrange a time for that view, this will ensure the availability of committee staff to assist members to desire assis
in washington, d.c., in new year's day. last year, michigan waited for eight hours. >> and when you see thousands of people waiting in line in the dark and cold and heat, you know they not there just for words on paper. >> the document is double-sided and part of what is shown is authentic. pages 2 and 5 are originals, pages 1, 3, and 4 are replicas. >> a report? >> why what? >> i wonder why. >> kind of old, so maybe. >> you think some of the pages didn't survive. >> i think it's possible. 150 years? >> mostly true. >> i thought they would have preserved it well. >>> first, sports. >> the warriors continue to dispant eel -- dismantle opponents. the latest victim, the celtics j. they have 20 victories before new year's day, the first time the team accomplished that in more than three decades. here's more. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. the warriors are the real deal. they're off to their best start in 32 years. hurry up and jump on the bandwagon, you have time. last night, they faced the boston celtics. kevin garnet into town and his ritual with the powder. warriors up 15 in the s
work rules that they support. >> you only have to look to michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class, but a strong america. [. [cheers and applause] ] >> those remarks delivered on december 10th in michigan at the damler detroit diesel plant before michigan voted to make that state the birthplace of manufacturing unions a right-to-work state. heather: unions expect something in return for all their financial and voter support ever the president, correct? >> reporter: they sure do. but with a divided congress there is little the president can accomplish legislate late i havlegislative lee. that's why he turned to recess employees to return the favors to big labor. heather. heather: doug mcelway live for us in washington, thank you, doug. gregg: venezuela's president hugo chavez is suffering new complications from cancer surgery according to his vice president who describes his condition as delicate. steve harrigan has the latest live from miami. steve. >> reporter: gregg, hugo chavez has
over 2300 workers in michigan. bank of america hit a new 52 week high. smith and wesson, they make guns. they have been under pressure after the shooting in connecticut. now, they are back in action. research in motion, but very tan, waiting on that. there were concerns on how many sales actually occurred. liz: thank you. even if we can get an answer to the debt crisis from washington, d.c., the real damage may be done by the new regulation. first, some of today's winners. take a look. ♪ liz: next up, a solution to the looming debt crisis may do little to save us from an economic disaster. the white house is working on a brand-new set of regulations that could handcuff business growth. sam, basically, now it is the white house throwing banana peels in a form of new rules. >> well, just based on white house alone, there are roughly two dozen rules waiting to be pushed out. economically significant needs a minimum impact to the economy of $100 million or more. there is roughly $15 billion worth of rules sitting at the white house right now. not in insignificant number. across the board.
this morning is focusing on the bitter fight ahead on the issue of gun control. we go to erie, michigan, republican line. caller: good morning. i have a couple of grandson's about the age of the children that were killed. i think the politicians are wasting their time. anybody can fabricate a high- capacity magazine. all they would have to do is take the model of the war on drugs. that would cure all our problems. host: me get back to "the new york daily news" -- their tiny caskets not only told of innocence lost the compound of the pain of the month of a crime that has shaken the foundations of a country. one of the priest said it is a horrible tragedy and makes no sense to us. they are saying if you have not been angry, get angry. that these 20 children cannot change these -- this world, no one will. that is this morning from "the new york post." -- "a new york daily news." let's go back to the testimony of 1993. we heard from one of the husband of the victims and senator joe biden was chairing that committee. here is what senator biden said 19 years ago. [video clip] >> one of the th
of the antiquated work rules they support. >> you only have to look to michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build, not just a stronger middle class but aing frommer america. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: those remarks delivered on december 10th in michigan at daimler detroit diesel plant, just a day before michigan voted to make that state the very birthplace of manufacturing unions a right-to-work state, uma. uma: doug, thank you so much for that update. jon: now breaking news involving one of the fiercest critics of the united states on the international stage. venezuelan president hugo chavez reportedly taking a turn for the worse after his cancer surgery in cuba. his condition said to be delicate right now. steve harrigan live from miami with details. steve? >> reporter: jon, three weeks ago hugo chavez underwent his fourth operation in cuba for undisclosed form of cancer. according to venezuela ann officials he has respiratory infection. it is not clear how rapid his recovery will be. what is clear he made no public state
missouri to michigan and i want you to look at the pictures with me. this is why you need to think twice about driving in this. should you be in the path of the storm, look at the car. bumper and bumper-to-bumper. this is kansas city not going anywhere right now. we have at least reports of at least one death. this is a chain collision crash near fort dodge e iowa. 30 vehicles and ten to 12 inches of blowing snow and near zero visibility. let me say it once more if you are in this neck of the woods, think twice about driving. look at that. we are not just talking snow either. heavy winds helped fuel a fire that torched this apartment complex and what may have been a tornado. flipping cars and damaging buildings in mobile, alabama. standing by with me and in chicago, you are at o'hare international airport. let me guess flight cancellations have begun. i'm not hearing ted. ted, we are going to work on your audio so stand by. let me go to you before we talk travel. tell us where exactly this massive blizzard is and how bad it is. >> the center or the core of this storm is situated over the
, they recuperated in michigan and later served in the senate together, bob dole walked up to the casket and lifted his left hand, his right hand was badly damage and saluted. a poignant moment. president obama at the washington cathedral, it was his really earliest political inspiration. both the president and senate majority leader reflecting on daniel inouye both a long time legislator but two days they will be getting back to work on the fiscal cliff. >> heather: the difficult job of reporting from hawaii, thank you so much, ed. >> gregg: the mother of john hammer telling her son is now in a louisiana hospital. he was released from a mexican prison last week after months behind bars. mexican authorities arrested him after he carried an antique shotgun into their country, even though he says he legally declared the weapon and had a permit for it. today his dad reportedly brought him to the emergency room during their drive back together to florida. his family reported he had a stomach flu of some sort. earlier his mother was clearly relieved to hear that her son was on american soil. >> it was l
states. host: let's get a republican voice. our next caller is calling from west bloomfield, michigan, on the republican line. good morning. caller: i would like to get your thoughts on a balanced approach and have unbiased taxation by using a flat tax. that way you can calculate the amount of taxes we need for the deficit over 10 years. another point is to control the spending on entitlements by not giving millionaires social security benefits, thereby satisfying president obama's approach. instead of doing it through taxation, he can do it through the entitlements. guest: those are both ideas that have been raised, especially the social security and medicare benefits for the wealthy and potentially might not need them to live off of. one tricky part of that is wealthier americans have been paying these taxes for decades into social security and medicare if and a lot of folks have a problem with the idea of taking away their benefits they have paid for if just because they happen to be more well off. and issued the first caller raised and something to watch is this could really sort
of the community, we had people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms. >> hotels are holding special receptions today through monday as well for webster firefighters and family members of the victims. >> it's been two weeks since a gunman killed 27 people in connecticut before taking his own life. now scientists will analyze the dna of 20 year old adam lanza. genetic specialists will be looking for a mutation or abnormality that could increase aggressive or violent behavior. however people that carry the same or similar signs in their dna will be stigmatized. >> a new york woman is facing several charges after she set up a charity scam following the shooting. hours after the massacre a 37 year old set up a internet scam claiming to be the 8 of a six year old victim of the shooting. well, she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fund was open to donors. her uncle is disgusted. >> i think of the scammers and they're stealing from them. they are survivors of tragedy. >> the fbi said four davies the school shooting all the money was refunded to the donors. the moth
there are new concerns that a serial killer could be loose in michigan. a discovery in a drainpipe outside detroit. this is the second time in four months they have found human remains. police have sent the remains to a lab in texas for testing. they want to find out if the remains match a body found four months ago. that belonged to an unidentified female. >> so happy to not be at the airport. one of the busiest travel times of the entire year whether you are heading home for christmas or setting off on a winter holiday get away folks are racing to get where they need to be. the weather isn't exactly helping us. it is really complicated travel plans for so many. storm-related delays and cancellations and leaving passengers stranded. so as we get closer to christmas, will things turn around? david lee miller live from laguardia in queens. how is it looking there? >> jaime, passengers will get a welcome christmas gift this year. very few delays and cancellations two days before christmas. look at the arrivals and the departure board here at the american airlines terminal. every flight liste
and stronger america. >> day after that, michigan became the 24 state to pass right to worklaugh. the president option to reward unions are limited. >> we'll expect the leadership from president obama. >> more than 5700 new regulations posted in 90 days alone. >> way to do it from the union per speculative to raise the workers' pay around the world. >> laying the ground work to protect workers from detroit to juarez to shanghai to bogata. getting the government and multinational organizations to agree is another matter. >> bret: thank you. still ahead, the french soak the rich tax proposal hit a speed bump. law enforcement works on setting a legal limit for driving after smoking pot. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable
archives in washington, d-cn new year's day. when it was exhibited in michigan last year... people waited up to eight hours to see it. in sports... the warriors continue to dismantle opponents. the latest victims... the boston celtics. golden state now has 20 victories before new year's. and it's the first time them has accomplished that in mo than three decades. gary gelfand has the highlights. >> it's been more than three decades since last anytime. -- last time. >> the wariers are the real deal. last night they faced the boston celtics. garnet his ritual. 22 for stephanie -- curry. they were in control all night long. he stills get this one to fall. warriors now 11 games over 500. best start in 32 years. >>> the lady cardinals shot 18% on the afternoon. stanford's 82 home game win streak snapped. uconn won 61-35. >>> santa clara with a rare visit to duke. they played well but too much seth curry. duke wins 90-77. >> senator john mccoin on the toin as. already up 34-7 it's they kel -- it's kelly to ross. the final is a arizona state rolling over navy 62-28. there you go. that is you s
article that spoke about the wrecking crew. when you wreck the whole state of michigan, and the jobs go down to the south. the south feels very happy about getting all the jobs, but michigan goes through maybe 25 or 30 years of dismantling. that's why we have all the programs trying to save people's skin and life and nourishment. the constitution says to promote the general welfare. host: i apologize. we have to keep moving. this in the new york times -- carl in west virginia, republican line. you are on the washington journal. good morning. caller: good morning. i watched your show every morning and sometimes i get a big laugh out of you guys. if you read every article with something negative about the republican party. you have straw men set up. first you blamed george bush for four more years. now you are blaming grover norquist. he is the bogeyman of the democrats now. in order for a republican to get back in power, we are going to have to infiltrate the news media and we are going to have to infiltrate the educational system, because our kids are absolutely being indoctrinated in o
science and engineering at the university of michigan, specialist in robotic exploration and space and team leader for the development for the fast imaging plasma spectrometer on messenger spacecraft. we certainly welcome you. dr. scott pages a director of the space policy institute -- page is a director of teh space he policy institute. from 2005 to 2008, associate administrator for program analysis and evaluator nasa. -- at nasa. we welcome you as well. as our witnesses should know, testimony is limited to 5 minutes, after which members of the committee will have five minutes each to ask questions. you are not just help to 5 minutes. your time is value. you took your time to prepare to come here. it took you years to be prepared to be asked to come here, and you are here. your time is very, very important. we will not hold you to the five minutes. just do your best. our committee protocol dictates we recommend bob walker as the first witness. he refers to many of the details in the report with his suggestion. the committee and now recognizes you for five minutes to present your t
that will simplify our tax code. >> brown: on the other side of the aisle, democrats, like gary peters of michigan, said the fine print in the g.o.p. plan does real harm. >> christmas is a time of giving, but sadly republicans are taking. taking food off the table from millions of american families that are struggling in these tough economic times by cutting food assistance by $36 billion. taking the unemployment lifeline away from more than two million americans who are trying to get back on their feet. >> brown: and in the senate, democratic majority leader harry reid warned today the boehner plan is a non-starter in his chamber. >> we're not taking up any of the things they are working on over there. it's time for republicans to get serious. it's very, very, very unfortunate that republicans have wasted an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts, and that's what they've been. >> brown: as the day wound down, there appeared to be little prospect for any agreement before christmas. >> brown: what's going on and where do things stand? joining me now: norman ornstein, a long-time watc
: earl is next from grand rapids, michigan, on the republican line. caller: thank you. i find myself hardly ever agreeing with a democrat, but the democratic lady a couple calls ago hit it on behethe hea. i am retired and just got my social security statement for next year. i contributed to the system 47 years. i discovered that a young girl on welfare with three illegitimate children gets $100 more per month from the social security fund and i do. two kids on ssi for $1,300. she never worked a day in her life, she gets $285. and she gets covered by medicare. host: is this someone you know? caller: i notice for a fact. i worked as a volunteer at a social agency where i saw this happen day in and day out. i have witnessed this. host: you think congress needs to pull back on the social security compromises? caller: i think they have to take the people that are not entitled to social security out. of the out -- out of the system. why should we take someone who has dropped out w of societyout who has dropped out of high school? host: another story that we noted at the top of the program.
, the out pouring of the communities, the nation itself. we have people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms for the firefighters coming in this weekend. >> if you personally didn't know, tomas and mike, for example, you knew of them and all the service they provided, so this is just a real tight community, and every everyone is trying to come up with things to help people get through this horrible tragedy. >> they are extremely touched. they didn't even imagine the out pouring of support that they have locally here in rof rochester and nationwide with their brother firefighters. >> they were shot as they responded to the scene of a fire. he shot four tpao*eu firefighters, two of them were killed. patti ann: the winter snow is blamed nor 15 deaths nationwide. blizzard conditions and up to 20 inches of snow in some spots causing programs for holiday travelers trying to make their way back home. airlines canceled more than 1500 flights over the last few days leaving thousands of passengers stranded in airports. a flight that landed in pittsburgh got stuck in sn
, they are on the brink. we need to put some value into products and sell them here. host: mike from michigan offering his remedies to help fix the situation in the country. here is built king's take -- bill king on twitter. another story from "the washington post" -- you can read the full story on the unproductive 112th congress in today's washington post. it's good to jump from antenna on the republican line. caller: good morning, america. balancedalking about budgets and all these different things that we should be doing to help the country. i believe that the pier problem is the federal reserve. any country that has had a central bank and up failing and collapsing. we are no different than any other country. the loan us money and interest and we cannot pay it back. we have been doing that since around world war room one. host: regardless of what happens in 48 hours in the negotiations, you do not think we are dealing with the real issue? caller: yes, sir. we have to go back to american banks, not a central bank. until we do that, we will end up and voting on ourselves. it would be better to do it now
for charitable giving. back to the phones. jack in allenson, michigan, on our line for independents. go ahead, jack. caller: i want to ask mr. rosenberg if he has ever heard of lincoln electric in cleveland, ohio. host: and why did he wanted to know that? caller: well, they wrote a book, james f. lincoln wrote a book, a new approach to industrial economics where they have no unions. everybody is responsible for their own work. they do peace work. everybody's responsible. everybody has a lifetime job. they get huge pieces of the pie. and ownership is -- the people, the workers, everybody owns the piece of the pie. host: what does this have to do with the fiscal cliff? caller: well, if more -- if more people -- if more industries would go to that, they wouldn't fall off the cliff. everybody would go to work. host: mr. rosenberg? guest: so i haven't heard of that but it sounds like a great place to be and live. i would have to get the name of that again. host: next up is don on the washington redskins. -- "washington journal." caller: i've been on social security for several years now. it's my u
: that from inside "the washington post." ed is on the phone from michigan. good morning to you. caller: good morning, c-span. i have listened to some of what the democrats have said. the way i look at it -- if the rich, if they are worried about 3% raise, one of the middle class and the poor or about the same raise? is it your patriotic duty to pay taxes? if the poor are concerned about their money going down, a lot of energy regulations are coming into effect that will cost electric costs to co-op which will affect the poor just as badly as it is the rich? host: mark from ohio, good morning. caller: all the power was taken from the epa and given to the nra. there is no fiscal cliff. there was another so-called fiscal cliff in 2008. give money to the billionaires and banks. when eisenhower took office, he gutted the military. taxes were 9% on corporations. 10 trillion dollars being horded. the problem lies and propaganda. 90% of all our information from the tv and the radio comes out of the state of texas and new york city. that is wall street. there is an economy based on military bases and
across areas in chicago, northern parts of the state of indiana that into michigan. on the southern end of the storm system we have showers and thunderstorms in louisiana, mississippi and tennessee. eventually both of these areas will be coming together and moving towards the northeast. i do quickly want to point out between these areas we're actually seeing freezing rain falling early this morning across places in arkansas and northern texas. please drive carefully out there. that is outside the city of memphis as well. western portions of state of tennessee dealing with possible icing on the roadways. otherwise a number of winter weather advisories issued for the state of new jersey, pennsylvania and across the mid-atlantic where we're expecting to see some accumulation of snowfall. interior sections of the northeast, you're not expecting too much snow. the storm will be quick mover. many areas will see the snow including new york city and places in upstate new york and pennsylvania of the by sunday the storm is gone leaving behind some windy conditions. here is a look at the computer
. it was a close call on lake erie in michigan yesterday. the doll fell in the water. when somebody went to rescue the dog, he fell in the water. frozen up to his waist. a rescuer came up with a boat and pulled them both to safety. owner and dog are doing just fine this morning. >> glad to see that because it doesn't always work out that way. >> no. glad it did. >> four days from now it will be january 1st. 8% reach their goal. of course, the most popular resolution is to lose weight. and one of the most anticipated new weight loss books is thinner this year. a diet and exercise program for living strong, thinner, around sexy. it's written by nutritionist chris crowley and jen sacheck. you need both to do it. >> hard. >> there's science to it. >> there's heavy science and we tell you all about it in the book. >> we know what happens when we eat junk food. we get father, but what happens inside the body? >> a lot of things happen. we eat too much we gain fat and it's toxic. it surrounds our vital organs causes a toxic disease. it's killing us. >> there's two things here what yo
in these cases, and i think it's just bad policy. >> reporter: and in michigan this week the governor vetoed a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns. still the idea may be catching on. back in harrold, texas, parent approve. >> i'd rather have someone at the school protecting my children than to stand there and hide them in a closet and have no way to protect them from somebody that comes into school with a gun. >> reporter: superintendent won't say which teachers or how many have guns, part of the secret he says of keeping students safe. charles had lock, nbc news, harrold, texas. >>> this morning on nbc's "meet the press" the nra executive vice president wayne lapierre led the charge in defending his organization's stance on gun control in the wake of the tragedy in newtown. in response to a question about legislating against high-capacity magazines, lapierre had this to say. >> i don't believe that's going to make one difference. there are so many different ways to evade that even if you had that. you had that for ten years when dianne feinstein passed that ban in '92. it was on th
michigan. the car-maker announced it's investing more than 773 million dollars on new equipment and production capacity in a half-dozen facilities. it's all part of ford's plan to add 12-thousand hourly jobs in the u-s and invest more than six-billion dollars in u-s plants, by the year 2015. >> the clouds will be increasing. >> jacqueline: that could even have the temperatures warming with the rainfall tomorrow afternoon and a lingering towards a saturday morning. sunday, temperatures are going to be several degrees warmer. getting back into the mid '50s. the satellite and radar with mostly clear skies. mostly sunshine with the clouds will be increasing at this hour. mostly clear for the overnight hour. overnight, this band of rainfall approaching the coast. with rainfall associated year the coast but i think that it could press onshore. by 8:00 a.m., it will be increasing as we go for the afternoon of the rainfall will start on the north bay coast. and it could start to push back by 6:00 p.m. there is one computer model showing that it is largely off store. however, i gave that
would like to ban. the annual list put together by michigan state university. topping this year's list, fiscal cliff. that's followed by spoiler alert, bucket list and yolo, which sounds for you only live once. you see that a lot of times on twitter, especially from teenagers. one person quote, it is an excuse to do some really stupid things. >> yolo. >> another phrase on the list, kick the can down the road. >> kick the can down the road. >> we've heard that with job creators. >> yeah. >>> stanford football fans have a rosy outlook for tomorrow. they are rooting for something that has not happened on new year's eve in 40 years. >>> and ever hear of kim kardashian? she's making news again this morning. the big news that kanye west made last night in atlantic city. >>> the can be bit "-- the" hobbit "came in number one at the box office this weekend. jack reacher with tom cruise rounded out the top five. >>> kim kardashian is in the news this morning. the word is she's pregnant with kanye west's baby. the 35-year-old wrap star kanye west made the news last night during his show. e news
. >> nbc property. >> looking pinub in all the wrong places. >>> a major investment in michigan, that story next, and more from our guest host who is once, twice, three times a bank ceo. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." dow looks like it would open 25 points higher, up almost two points, the nasdaq a little over close to two and a half points. making headlines, ford plans to invest more than $773 million in new equipment and capacity expansion across six plants in southeast michigan. the automaker has committed to invest $6.2 billion in u.s. plants by 2015 as part of an agreement with the uaw. >>> coming up, our guest host this morning has been john can his, chairman and ceo of bank united. we are going to give him the last word. easy like sunday morning when "squawk" returns. ...so as you s customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people ar
: brought in from michigan, democrats line. caller: the president -- it used to be that if you or against him, you were for terrorists. now that it is obama, we still have a war in afghanistan that we are finishing up keeping the republicans are not saying anything about being against the american people. in my view, they are being terrorists. someone has to do what mother jones says. their religion is to keep the poor people from killing the rich. thank you. host: you can also join us on facebook. we are asking what is your message to congress today? should the president and lawmakers porch of compromise, or should we go over the cliff? this is from our twitter account. "please let us keep our unemployment benefits and do something about that whole milk staff will. that is all i asked." that is reporting to the farm bill. next, ohio, republican line -- go ahead, please. caller: yes, in the mother of three navy seals serving our country. with the sequestration they are putting in place, at it is going to be something that brings a lot of military personnel home with no job, and i feel tha
: philip. michigan. democratic caller. caller: thank you. this is not so much a tax question. i used to work for a food company in 1972 that was very large, employing 3000 or more, closing in 1985. people here have lost their jobs. why does the government not do something to cut their jobs? for instance, do we really need the cia, the federal marshals here and there? why do they not get the federal bureau to cover everything? host: that is philip's idea. on twitter, a follow-up with the small-business owner we heard from, saying they eliminated business averaging which is hopeful to small businesses with fluctuating income. guest: it guest: under income averaging, if you have a fluctuating in a come -- income, you pay low rates when your income is low, high rates when your income is high. the average maybe higher than if you had constant and come over that time. income averaging the be the ability to average over years and pay tax at a rate equal to the harvard marginal rates that would apply to your average income. it was an attempt to address the fluctuating income problem. host: m
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